ArtZuid the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial 2019

ArtZuid

The bi-annual open-air sculpture route in Amsterdam, ArtZuid is open for visits. The sixth edition is curated by artist Michiel Romeyn and art historian Jhim Lamoree. On show are about sixty sculptures on a 2,5 km route on the streets of Amsterdam. Easiest way to see the sculptures, in our opinion, is to just start walking from the Apollolaan or the Minervalaan, here you find the information pavilion as well.

(imagecredits: JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid 2019)

ArtZuid Route

If you want guidance there’s lot’s of choice. Artcamps, lectures, tours, artist talks and other events are programmed for your convenience. Otherwise just go out whenever you fancy and walk by yourself. The route is open 24/7 until September 2019 and is free of charge.

Plan Zuid is the Heart

The first edition was held ten years ago in 2009. It’s original place is Plan Zuid (“South Plan”) which is the urban concept by the Dutch architect Berlage realized in 1915. Plan Zuid is the “heart” of ArtZuid. The Dutch sculpture route has grown massively since 2009, branching out to the MuseumPlein and the Zuidas business district. Also a new annex in Amstelveen is open. For more and adequate informatio about the route it’s best go to the website: artzuid.nl

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Participating artists

Aime Mpane Enkobo, Anish Kapoor, Antoine Poncet, Aristide Maillol, Arman, Armando, Barry Flanagan, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Götten,David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jésus Rafael Soto, Jim Dine, Joel Shapiro, Joep van Lieshout, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

Frau Müller, from Switzerland, performs in her own sculptures which are made of transparent PVC. Below  you can see Victorine sitting in an elephant and standing in a foot with ankle. We, at Mimi Berlin, have never see her perform but these images are breathtajking…..

Stepping inside a pvc sculpture…

We are not sure if we will ever see one of Victorine M¨¨llers performances, we could’t find much new information on her on the interweb…… (images via beautifuldecay.comdesignboom.com)

Reliquary of the Sacred Heart

Reliquary of the Sacred Heart

Reliquary of the Sacred HeartThis “bleeding heart sculpture” is the work of Pictoplasma Academy Alumnus Garry Buckley. It was on exhibit at the Picoplasma Festival: The world’s leading and largest Festival of contemporary character culture 2015. We missed that this year, next year we plan to join the festival!

Nick Cave: Here Hear

Nick Cave: Here Hear

The solo exhibition Nick Cave: Here Hear opened Last week-end, July 20, 2015, at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Next to the main exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the museum and the greater city of Detroit also host a series of free city-wide public performances and staged events running through October. Those “Here Hear” events kicked off April 10 with several pop-up photo shoots where Nick Cave performs in one of his Soundsuits. (Read more at http://observer.com/2015/03/nick-cave-invades-detroit-prompts-citywide-reawakening/#ixzz3dWvztCVu ) Because Mr Cave is also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey, we’d like to mention the Nick Cave Dance Labs, one amongst other upcoming events: From July 13 to August 1, the Cranbrook Art Museum partners with MOCAD to present three dance labs designed by Nick Cave. Mr Cave will pair local dance companies with musicians to create their own choreographed works with his sculptures. The performances will be staged in locations throughout the city of Detroit. Nick Cave was raised and educated in Detroit and now he’s turning the city upside-down! Needless to say we are going to visit Detroit in a while! It’s a must-see in our opinion.

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Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

ArtZuid is an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam’s Southern district in The Netherlands. The free accessible exhibition premiered in 2009. As we speak, In May 2015, the fourth edition of ArtZuid, curated by Rudi Fuchs, is being installed. We, at Mimi Berlin, went to see the humongous sculptures, made by international artists, being placed at the Apollolaan and Minervalaan. And that alone is worth a visit… About 66 sculptures will be on show by artists such as Jaume Plensa, Markus Lüpertz, Hans Josephsohn, Per Kirkeby, Michael Craig and Georg Baselitz (amongst many others). The ArtZuid Sculpture Route is 2,8 km long, which will make do for a nice art-stroll through the luscious streets of the “Old South” quarters in Amsterdam. (photocredits; ©JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid)

We will be visiting this exhibition when it’s ready as well! It will be opened by Princess Beatrix on the 22nd of May and is open till the 22nd of September.

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Elephant Slides from the 20th Century

Elephant Slides from the 20th Century

-Vintage sculptural slide on the Spanish coast, designer unknown
-Vintage Japanese designs: a two-stage elephant slide (photo by yoakenobang)
-Elephant slide in concrete; East germany 1965 by the Kunst am Bau group

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